It's coming up to my brother-in-law's birthday, and although I make a lot of male-oriented cards, I always find him difficult to make for, as he's not keen on any of the "traditional" male hobbies. His main hobby is going on holiday, usually to tropical places, the hotter the better. So I decided to make him a tropical sunset scene.
I die cut an oval in scrap card and used it to mask off all but the centre of a white card, then sponged inks of various ocean and sunset colours through the aperture dragging them horizontally to give that "striated" effect you so often see at sunset. (Tip - to position the aperture, place the oval you have die cut in the place where you would like your design to be, then put the waste back in place over it as if trying to reassemble the original piece of card. Lift out the die cut and your aperture is perfectly positioned. )
I used a stamp positioner to place the palm trees, so they didn't end up floating in mid air or lying underwater, then stamped with black ink and embossed with clear. Finally I stamped a greeting - using the stamp positioner again. I think it's indispensable when making CAS cards!
I'd already lifted out everything ready to make this card when I looked in on Less is More this morning and saw that the latest challenge is "More than one tree" - there's serendipity for you!